Lee was born and raised in a small town in Wilson, North Carolina, one of 4 children. He spent his adolescence years singing in church and listening to Rhythm & Blues Artists such as James Brown, The Temptations, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, and a host of the Memphis Sounds.
He joined a few racial balance groups in the South and began playing college circuits that included East Carolina University, Duke University and Georgia Tech. By the late 60’s, Lee began his singing career, working with bands that would lay the foundation for funk music including Kool & the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, and Little Royal.
Lee Fields has captivated audiences worldwide with his powerful, distinctive, raw, gritty and soulful voice. He has crossed over to 4 genres of music including Dance, Retro Soul, R&B and Blues, and continues to reach the young and mature all in between.
Lee Fields initially made his name among die-hard funk fans with a series of hard-hitting singles recorded for various small labels during the '70s. Fields rough-and-tumble singles became popular collectors' items. His first releases "Meet Me Tonight" & "Man Gotta Do What A Man Gotta Do" were smash hits in the southern and eastern states. They became the most requested songs on every radio station they were played on, and they went to number one on every chart. The promoters loved him because he sold out every place he performed, from clubs to stadiums. Both men and women flocked to see his dazzling moves and hear his strong but soulful voice.
Fields was quiet for most of the '80s, but mounted a comeback in the early '90s, signing with the modern-day incarnation of the Mississippi-based Ace Label. Debuting in 1992 with “Enough Is Enough” Album, Fields plied his trade on the Southern Soul and Blues circuits. He wore the glitzy costumes of old and crooning love songs, and come-ons to largely female audiences who never lost their taste for his style of music.
Thanks to sample-obsessed hip-hoppers and British rare-groove aficionados, interest in obscure vintage funk reached a peak in the late '90s, and Fields was fortunate enough to have remained active when new recordings in the style became a viable proposition. Energized by his return to raw, heavy, James Brown-style funk, Fields emerged as the leading light of the so-called deep funk movement with a series of recordings that often equaled, and sometimes outdid, his early work.
At the same time Lee was recording for Truth & Soul and Daptone Records. He recorded with French DJ and producer Martin Solveig on Universal records. In early 2003 Lee was offered to do a dance track “I’m a Good Man” that gained quite a bit of notoriety in Europe. The record started a loyal fan base for Martin which led to a string of dance hits with Lee’s voice such as “Everybody” (2006) “Jealousy”(2006) and “I Want You”(2009).It turned Lee Fields into a bona-fide celebrity in France and other parts of Europe, and Asia. Lee continues to record Dance, Soul, Funk and Blues to satisfy his broad and diversified audience which he loves deeply.
Most recently, Lee has been featured on a number of European dance artist tracks such as Kraak & Smaak from the Netherlands, Mousse T from Germany, and Dinner At The Thompson’s from France featuring Lucille Tee.
Currently, Lee Fields' new single "I Want to Get With You" from his new CD entitled “Treacherous” is being released on BDA Records (independent label)Spring of 2011.
If you are looking for an exciting, unforgettable experience, don’t miss Lee Fields in concert whenever he appears in your area.